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Cream cheese dip surrounded by tortillas

Cream Cheese Dip

This warm Cream Cheese Dip is perfect for your game day party of as an appetizer at any event!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Western
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 294kcal


  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup (75 g) Cubed smoked pancetta or sliced smoked bacon
  • 8 oz (225 g) cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup (250 ml) sour cream
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup (100 g) shredded Gruyère
  • 1 cup (100 g) shredded mozzarella
  • 2 tbsp caramelised onion jam
  • Tortilla chips for serving.


  • Preheat oven to fan assisted 160C / 180C / 350F / gas 4.
  • Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat, and cook pancetta or bacon until crispy. Drain and remove the pancetta (or bacon) and set aside.
  • Combine cream cheese, sour cream, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper in a bowl and beat with hand held or electric mixer until combined and fluffy.
  • Fold in the cheeses, pancetta or bacon and caramelised onions jam.
  • Transfer to a small baking dish and bake in hot oven until bubbly, about 20 mins.
  • Serve warm with tortilla chips for dipping.


  •  You can make your own caramelised onions if you do not have caramelized onion jam in your pantry. 
  • Add a spicy flavour with jalapenos or your favourite chilies for an adults only gathering. 
  • Sliced smoked bacon works well in place of pancetta. " Serve with chips, tortillas, crostini or chopped veggies.

What to Serve with This Bacon Onion Cream Cheese Dip

Chopped vegetables to keep it low carb.
Corn Tortillas.
Recipe slightly adapted from Delish.com


Calories: 294kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 355mg | Potassium: 140mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 785IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 218mg | Iron: 0.5mg